After dropping five shots in his first two holes, 14-year-old Andy Zhang did well to break 80 - just - on becoming the youngest player in US Open history today.
The Chinese schoolboy was only called into the tournament on Monday when Paul Casey withdrew through injury.
Zhang said: "It was really tough, so I'm actually okay with what I shot.
"I shot eight over the first five, then made a par and I knew how to play golf a little bit after that.
"On the first tee I was like 'please don't hit a 100-yard slice and was shaking really hard, but I hit a great shot."
The six-iron second from the rough was not as good, though, and was lost left of the green.
"I think I kept myself pretty calm and I'm really proud of myself actually," he said.
"Well I shouldn't say proud, but I'm really happy to be here and honoured."
Zhang, originally the fifth reserve for the event, received a huge roar from the crowd when he birdied the last for his 79.